Sunday Times Rich List reveals fortunes of sector's wealthiest influencers

The Sunday Times Rich List 2010 has revealed that the Duke of Westminster, who controls the Grosvenor Group, which includes Chester's Grosvenor Garden Centre, has seen his wealth increase by four per cent to £6.7bn, putting him third.

Royal Parks Foundation supporters the Candy brothers, who are building the residential scheme at One Hyde Park in London, fall £30m to £300m in 229th place.

Barcham Trees owner the Allen family is in 405th place, worth £160m (up £75m), mainly from Bourne Leisure, the caravan park and holiday camp company. Focus DIY founders Bill Archer and Greg Stanley are valued at £125m and £115m respectively.

Haskins Group managing director Warren Haskins is valued at £103m, after the estimated £100m sale of 45-store arts and crafts group HobbyCraft to private equity firm Bridgepoint last week. His fortune is up from £66m in 2009. HobbyCraft and Haskins Holdings collectively made £8.2m profits on £92.4m sales in 2008/09 accounts.

Root vegetable and potato growers Alan and Ronnie Bartlett are valued at £95m, up from £67m. Gardman founder Paris Natar is in 923th place, worth £70m after selling a controlling stake to Barclays Private Equity in 2007.

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